I’m Positive You Will Not Know What This Is

Kids today might not recognize a VHS tape, landline telephone, or Walkman. Growing up in a tech boom, it’s amazing how quickly common household items became obsolete.

I’ll admit, when I first saw the object below, I was stumped. Do you recognize it?

It’s an old oil can opener spout from the 1980s. This metal tool was used to puncture a hole in an oil can, with the spout part for pouring. Simple yet ingenious.

Reflecting on the ’80s feels like yesterday, yet it was over 40 years ago! While these openers aren’t common today, many people likely still have one in their garage. Mechanics and collectors often seek them out. So, if you spot one at a yard sale or antique store, consider picking it up.